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All Plant Biology and Conservation Events Cancelled

All day, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Northwestern University has issued new policies on events to help limit any possible spread of COVID-19. We will be canceling...

Jun
19
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Rosa Scherson

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Rosa Scherson, PhD, will present their research to the PBC community. This is a virtual seminar. The link and password...

Jun
12
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Joan Dudney

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

  Measuring the unpredictable: climate change impacts on infectious tree disease    Climate change is predicted to shift the distribution and severity of...

Jun
11
2020

Sustainability Trivia Night

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

sustainNU is hosting monthly trivia! Join us this month for a 30 minute trivia game. There will be 3 rounds...

Jun
5
2020

sustainNU's Environmental Book Club

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

sustainNU is trying out a new program to help staff connect with others and learn about new things people are...

May
8
2020

Zoom: Guest Speaker Seminar, Jennifer Pett-Ridge

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Jennifer Pett-Ridge from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will present their research to the PBC community.  

Apr
30
2020

Join us for Earth Month Trivia Night!

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

Please join us this Thursday as we wrap up sustainNU’s Virtual Earth Month with a sustainability themed trivia night. If...

Mar
10
2020

One Earth Film Festival, Thirst for Power

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

sustainNU hosts "Thirst for Power," a documentary exploring the history of civilization’s quest to procure abundant water and energy. The...

Mar
9
2020

One Earth Film Festival, Right to Harm

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

sustainNU hosts "Right to Harm," a documentary on the public health impact of factory farming. Filmed across the country, the...

Jan
31
2020

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Marcello De Vitis

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Postdoc Marcello De Vitis will present their research to the PBC community.

Jan
17
2020

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Angela McDonnell

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Postdoc Angela McDonnell will present their research to the PBC community.

Jan
10
2020

Guest Speaker Seminar, Julian Resasco

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Julian Resasco, PhD, from Colorado University Boulder will present their research to the PBC community.

Dec
6
2019

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Fabiany Hererra

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Postdoc Fabiany Hererra will present their research to the PBC community.

Nov
22
2019

PBC Postdoc Seminar: Kelly Matsunaga

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Postdoc Kelly Matsunaga will present their research to the PBC community.

Nov
21
2019

The Climate Crisis and What You Can Do

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

As wildfires rage in the West and cities on the East Coast cope with rising seas, the Midwest and Illinois...

Nov
15
2019

MS Thesis Presentation: Drake Mullett

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Join us as we celebrate the completed MS Thesis of PBC's own Drake Mullett!

Nov
8
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Christine Edwards

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Christine Edwards, PhD, from the Missouri Botanic Garden will present their research to the PBC community. Understanding the relationshpi...

Nov
7
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Jacob Heiling

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Jacob Heiling, PhD, from Florida State University will present their research to the PBC community. Flowers as strategies: understanding...

Nov
1
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Greg Mueller 10:20 am Stuart Wagenius 10:40 am Norm Wickett 11:00 am Pati Vitt - Lake Forest Openlands Opportunities 11:20...

Nov
1
2019

The 50 Year Legacy of Apollo Lunar Samples

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by One Book One Northwestern

A talk on the 50 year legacy of the Apollo lunar sample collection by Ryan Ziegler, NASA's Apollo sample curator...

Oct
25
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Ellen Damschen

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest speaker Ellen Damschen, PhD, from University of Wisconsin Madison will present a seminar, "How global change impacts and conservation...

Oct
18
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Kay Havens-Young 10:30 am Jeremie Fant 11:00 am Pat Herendeen 11:30 am Nyree Zerega

Oct
11
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Becky Barak 10:30 am Amy Iler 11:00 am Paul CaraDonna

Oct
4
2019

Fall Faculty Seminar for New Students

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Today's presenters are: 10:00 am Louise Egerton-Warburton 10:30 am Krissa Skogen 11:00 am Andrea Kramer

Jun
21
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: Dr. Tim Crews

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Tim Crews of the Land Institute will present his research to the PBC community! This is a rescheduled event.

Jun
5
2019

Public Dissertation Defense: Lynnaun Johnson

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lynnaun Johnson, PhD, presents his dissertation to the public. Congratulations Dr. Johnson!

May
31
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar, Dr. Holly Jones

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Holly Jones from NIU will be giving a seminar on her research.

May
24
2019

MS thesis defense: Marie Faust

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Marie Faust will defend her MS Thesis to the PBC community.

Apr
26
2019

PhD Public Defense: Jessa Finch

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Jessa Finch will present her successful dissertation defense to the PBC community! Congratulations Jessa!

Apr
23
2019

Inaugural Earth Day Fair

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

All on campus are invited to attend the inaugural Northwestern Earth Day Fair. The Fair will offer an opportunity to learn what...

Apr
19
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Susan Deans and Adrienne Ernst

Apr
12
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: Lauren Ponisio

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr Lauren Ponisio from UC Riverside, "Understanding the landscape and species characteristics that promote population and community resistance is essential...

Mar
30
2019

Earth Hour

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM, sponsored by sustainNU

As part of Northwestern's Sustainability efforts, the University will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 to 9:30...

Mar
22
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Lea Richardson and Justin Bain

Mar
15
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar: CANCELLED

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Tim Crews from The Land Institute. Topic: sustainable agriculture

Mar
8
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PhD candidate Anita Cisternas-Fuentes will present updates on her research to the PBC community. "Plant breeding system and primary pollinator...

Mar
1
2019

MS Thesis Defense

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Kat Andrews will defend her MS Thesis titled "Precipitation Frequency Negatively Impacts Plant Survivorship, Growth, Phenology, and Herbivory in Oenothera...

Feb
22
2019

Guest Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Dr. Ann Sakai from UC Irvine, topic: Plant mating systems evolution

Feb
15
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Katie Wenzell, "Floral trait divergence and genetic structure in Castilleja (Orobanchaceae)" and Colby Witherup Wood "Using relative evolutionary rates to...

Feb
8
2019

PBC Student Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Anita Cisternas-Fuentes

Nov
30
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

PBC Alum M. Kate Gallagher will present her research to the PBC community. Experimental environmental change alters plant–pollinator interactions and seed...

Nov
16
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar: Hollis Woodard

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest Speaker Dr. Hollis Woodard will present her research to the PBC community. The secret life of bumble bee queens: experimental...

Oct
26
2018

Guest Speaker Seminar: Heather Briggs

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Guest Speaker Dr. Heather Briggs, Causes and Consequences of Pollinator Foraging Behavior The central theme of my research is to understand how...

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